Judy Goldman

“In this fierce and impressive debut, Miriam Herin asks us to open our eyes wide to the hopes, failure, compassion, and cruelty of
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Dot Jackson

Among the thorny truths that haunt Miriam Herin’s gripping, all-too human novel, Absolution, is that no war is ever over when it’s ‘over.’
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Clyde Edgerton

“Absolution delicately and skillfully depicts an anguished clash between secrets and justice in the heart of Maggie Delaney, a grieving widow.
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Charlotte Observer

War often divides families, and in Miriam Herin’s timely first novel, “Absolution,” the effects of Vietnam cast a long shadow over
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Library Journal

“Part murder mystery, part legal thriller, part reflection on the Vietnam War in light of current wars, this novel finds Maggie Delaney recovering
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Publisher’s Weekly

“This impressive Novello Literary Award–winning debut skillfully combines a contemporary courtroom thriller with a subtle look back at the
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Veterans of Vietnam

Miriam Herin’s first novel, Absolution, is a well-crafted, well-told tale that deals with the present-day murder of a Vietnam veteran (by a young
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